After graduating from University College Cork in 1988, Norman Delanty trained in general medicine in Cork and Dublin before completing a neurology residency at Cornell Medical Center, New York. He then moved to Philadelphia to a fellowship at Penn Epilepsy Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2000, he returned to Dublin to take up a position as consultant neurologist at Beaumont Hospital where he runs the epilepsy service. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, and has edited a book on acute symptomatic seizures, entitled “Seizures. Medical causes and management”. He has served as the treasurer of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and the secretary of the Irish Neurological Association.